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Flawed driver
Authored by: Justin Sane on Dec 09, '02 06:38:15PM

I installed the dirver on OS X and it has a serious defect in design that made me de-install it immediately. If a scanner is not hooked up to your system, the driver repeatedly sends a message to the console that it is lookng for a device: over and over and over and over and over, eating up CPU cycles for nothing, slowing down the system, and polluting the console with repetitious messages causing important console events to scroll out of the buffer and become lost forever. Canon's rookie status as a device driver developer for OS X is obvious. I expected better. I sometimes use my 1240U on my TiBook but don't always have it attached. This driver was a pest on the laptop so, sadly, I de-installed it and I am back to running the OS 9 version in the OS 9 VM on OS X 10.2.2. I am disappointed in Canon and this will affect my vendor choice for my next scanner product unless they fix this ASAP.



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Re: Flawed driver
Authored by: jiclark on Dec 09, '02 09:06:03PM

Could others chime in with experiences about this claim? If it's true, we need to get on Canon's case about it so that they get it fixed!

Along those lines, I've noticed a lot of repetitive stuff in my Console output as of late, but have no idea how to track it down. Examples:

Dec 8 19:54:22 Gemini WindowServer[197]: Reserved range exhausted. (0xbbf83000 to 0xbc464000 goes out of bounds)

And the most common:

## Component Manager: attempting to find symbols in a component alias of type (regR/carP/x!bt)

I realize this isn't exactly on topic, but if someone could point me in the direction of help, I'd really appreciate it!!

Thanks, John-o



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